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CiNECiTY – BACK TO THE FUTURE

Director: Robert ZemeckisBack to the future

Cast: Michael J. Fox

Christopher Lloyd

Lea Thompson

Crispin Glover

Written By: Robert Zemeckis

Bob Gale

Genre: Sci Fi / Adventure / Comedy

Rating: PG

Duration: 111 min

Released: 1985

Country / Language: USA / English

BACKGROUND NOTES:

In the early drafts of the screenplay the time machine was written as a refrigerator but was changed because Zemeckis was worried that impressionable kids would lock themselves in fridges.

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

This film contains some great examples of the literary device known as foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is when there are hints about what is coming up in the book or film. This is also known as Chekov’s gun after the famous playwright’s quote:

“Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.”

For example – before Marty goes back to 1955 we learn that his uncle is in jail. Later in the film (but in the chronological past) he sees his uncle as a baby behind the bars of his cot and tells him he’d better get used to that. Many instances of foreshadowing in Back to the Future are for comedic effect but some are integral to the narrative.
How many can you identify?

FOR OUR FIRST CiNECiTY OF 2015 WE’RE GOING BACK 30 YEARS!

Back_to_the_FutureThirty years ago, in 1985,  a little film called Back to the Future was released. It was the highest grossing film of that year and has since become a pop culture phenomenon. In it, Marty McFly goes back in time thirty years to when his parents met. We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of this ground breaking film by screening it for our first 2015 CiNECiTY session this Wed 3:20pm in the cinema. Sign up with Dan in the library if you want to go Back to the Future with us.